Session Support Worker – Matakana and Warkworth Playcentres


Makatana and Warkworth Playcentres are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Support Worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community. You will work alongside our members and tamariki to guide session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance, support the writing of learning stories and positively support the Playcentre education programme. 

Closing date: 25 March 2022

Purpose of the position:

To assist parents/ caregivers and whanau on session to ensure sessions run smoothly, parents are supported in their role as kaiako and children’s needs are catered for, while role modelling Playcentre philosophy and current practices.

Start date:

Immediate start

Position location:

Matakana Playcentre 3 Torea Road, Matakana / Warkworth Playcentre 8 Churchhill, Warkworth


2-4 sessions per week. Up to 16 hours per week. There is potential for the successful applicant to be the right fit for other roles, thus increasing the working hours per week. Term time only.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Playcentre Course 3 qualification or higher, or an Early Childhood qualification;
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate; or be prepared to achieve this.

Desirable skills and experience will include:

  • A passion for Playcentre and our philosophy;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with experience at Centre level with tamariki and adults;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Te Whāriki and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
  • Ability to support and empower parents, whānau and caregivers in their role as Kaiako;
  • Passion for supporting Te Reo Māori and tikanga and engaging all whānau to feel a sense of belonging on our sessions.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Closing date:

25 March 2022

How to apply:

For further information, a position description or to apply for this role with your CV and Cover Letter, please contact mailto:[email protected] using “UNI SSW – Makatana/Warkworth” in the subject line.